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Picture relating to Stanthorpe - titled 'Panoramic view of the opening of the Carnarvon Bridge, Stanthorpe, 1922'
Picture relating to Stanthorpe - titled 'Crowds at the official opening of the Carnarvon Bridge at Stanthorpe, 1922'
Picture relating to Stanthorpe - titled 'Carnarvon Bridge with its multiple arches, at Stanthorpe, ca. 1922'

Panoramic view of the opening of the Carnarvon Bridge, Stanthorpe, 1922

contributed by QldPics, taken in 1922
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Stanthorpe is the commercial centre of the Granite Belt in Queensland. The region is unique for its wide seasonal variations, occasionally snowing in winter. The name Stanthorpe comes from the Latin word 'stannum', meaning tin, and the English word 'thorp' meaning village. The town grew around a coaching station established in 1857 and boomed in 1872 when tin was discovered near Quart Pot Creek. Fruit growing and winemaking are the two main industries in Stanthorpe today. (Information taken from: UBD Queensland Country Link Street & Travel Directory - 15th ed.)

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